Penile implant for erection problems

Two views of a penile implant, with a flaccid cylinder and an erect cylinder

With one type of penile implant, you get an erection by pumping the implant full of salt water (saline). The saline is stored in a reservoir in your lower abdomen. A release valve in the scrotum drains the saline out of the cylinders and back into the reservoir.

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